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Elvis Elvis

I hope that critiqueing my own batik art examples with you will make your success at the art of batik come easier when you try it for the first time. I did a lot of experimenting with these pieces, trying many different ideas and techniques. Some of the techniques I tried worked and some of them didn’t. I also tried some new techniques I had read about in books. Finding out how another artists created a certain result in their work is always helpful.

Critiquing art work is an invaluable experience. I will share with you several “levels ” of my work. I will briefly discuss what my goal was in creating them and what materials and tools I used and why I think they turned out well or not. Some of my unsuccessful batiks I was able to turn around and make them more successful. There were quite a few that I just put aside permanently and didn’t even try to redeem.


This first set of examples I made over the course of about a year.

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“Two White Lillies”

I like the shape of the second, smaller blossom on the right. The top left blossom has a couple petals that are too big and show too much. The “big” mistake I made on this piece was that I waxed part of my blue background agianst the framing board. I didn’t even think this would make a difference. It certainly did! Do you see the faint right angle of different colored dye in the upper right hand corner of the finished batik? Since I waxed against the board there to hold the blue, and the rest of my background was waxed with nothing solid behind it, the texture of the wax against the frame was different. On my next dip, that section absorbed the dye differently than the rest of it and left that very obvious square corner in my batik. I will never do that again!

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“Daisy”
“Clover Floral”